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exemptions. we don't pretend we're a religious corporation. we have say the exercise of religion is not necessarily limited to people in the quote, unquote, religion business. anymore than in the bill lotty case, the supreme court rejected this approach that freedom of speech for corporations for corporations in the speech business. i frankly disagree with your honor's assessment of the scope of the exemptions. they're massive. >> there is a case, i don't believe you cited that supports the proposition that you're arguing in favor of, the supreme court case, the greater new orleans case? >> not familiar with it, your honor. >> justice stevens in the opinion deals with this sort of thing says the, the flaw of the government's case, and this is in the is the operation of this statute is to attendant with the pierce by exemptions and inconsistencies that the government can not be exonerated and this is advertising case but the supreme court struck it down. seems to me what, that case supports your argument. but, the district court never got there. >> that's correct. >> i mean the th
. but the extremist view of the religion, the enforcement of strict sharia law and i think indicative sign of what the regime in iran is really like. egypt is some what different. >> how so? what accounts for that? >> i think you have in teheran, what they call themselves islamic revolution of 1979, and it is a government that supports terrorist activity and seeking nuclear weapons and represses its own citizens that don't share the values of the 1979 revolution. i think it is all part of the same thing. i think a government supporting terrorism will repress its own citizens and that's what you see here. >> the attacks in egypt are deadly. this wedding party and a guy rolls up in a motorcycle and guns everybody down. who in these countries has the backs of these people, the christians? >> in egypt under mubarak, conditions were far from perfect. i would not contend that but with the muslim brotherhood suppressed, the christians had an opportunity to live normal open lives. remember the secretary general of united nations himself was a coptic christian. but what you see going on now, the muslim bro
, which states congress shall make no respecting the establishment of a religion or prohibiting free exercise thereof. the supreme court in marsh v. chambers, 1983, upheld the constitutionality of legislative prayer. so i think it's pretty clear that our framers intended that there be a spiritual dimension to government and that the separation of church and state was referring to the establishment of a religion, of having an official state religion or governmental religion. and i don't think any, any lawmaker would want me to address any particular partisan issue. my position is non-partisan. every statement i have made in my intercession could apply to both sides of the aisle. i provide ministry in a political environment. so my prayers will reflect material related to government because that's what politics, that is what the political process is all about but it does not, it does not bring up my prayers. i deliberately avoid partisan issues of the i have never talked about immigration reform, i have never talked about same-sex marriage or pro-choice or pro-life or anything like tha
will. they might discriminate against someone who is not of their religion. >> yet opponents point to statements by eeoc commissioner called the lead drafter of nda, who said in 2006 when sexual and religious liberties conflict, quote, i'm having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win. here's how he responded when confronted with that position in her senate confirmation process. >> i also have a deep respect for and understanding of religious practice and a deep-seated ca eed tolerance f j religious differences. >> they're unchanged by the conversion and the language on the exemptions. >> we have a administration that ignores the religious liberties of chaplains, of all kinds of people when you look at what happening with the hhs mandate. >> they're set to vote as early as next week, and supporters say they have 59 votes. they'll need 60 to make sure the measure is filibuster proof and gets to the floor for a vote. >> what do you think? do you think businesses should be forced to hire people whose beliefs conflict with that company's goals? let me
catholic religion and facing a $14 million fine for not complying. the obama administration said it is person for a woman's right to decide, the judges were not convinced. the 10th circuit ruling, they rowelled against the abortion pill man date in the hobby lobby case. and other cases went the opposite way. and the split may indicate that the supreme court may take on the issue. harris, back to you. >> let's talk about obama care, we'll bring in john from the national review. john, the site is going down in 90 minutes and so what does this tell you about this. saturday night that they are going to tackle this. >> it is a good time it take it down. and today is the one month anniversary of the site and we are no closer to getting people on line than a month ago. >> we saw republicans pressing for the raw numbers on how many people sewned up and truly ciped up. why is that important foritous know? >> because there is a lost spin and smoke in the air and fog. enrollment numbers are hard bit of data that we can see and decide is this site working? we know after the first day there w
really goes after the president on the issue of religion. take a listen, brooke. >> you have heard me recite the pledge. and then he says an oversight. it continues, though, over and over and over again. so, i'll tell you, we have to unmask this man. this is a man that seeks to destroy, destroy all concept of god. and i'll tell you what, this is classical philosophy. >> now, actually, it is easy to find video of the president reciting the pledge of allegiance and you do hear him sing the words under god. the issue of the president's faith was really put under a microscope during his first campaign for president. that question pretty much asked and answered. we did ask senator cruz's office for a statement about the mother jones article, they declined but referred us to a statement given to the magazine by a spokesman for senator cruz that said the selective quotes not clear which selective quotes we're talking aabout taken out of context, mischaracterized. like many americans he feels like he's on the wrong track and he also added that pastor cruz does not speak for the senator, brook
overlooked due to their ethnicity and religion. while conducting this review, the department discovered seven individuals who did not meet the exact criteria of the connelly mandated review but nevertheless were deserving of the medal of honor. this bill would allow them to be recognized with the nation's highest award of valor. it is important to note that none of these brave americans asked for this renewed consideration. it was through the advocacy and admiration of loved ones and those that served with them that led to this effort. for those brave americans who show such extraordinary heroism in defense of our lebrits, it's never too late to say thank you. mr. adkins and mr. sloat and all the brave americans like them to them i say thank you. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from guam is recognized. mr. bordallo: mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 3304, introduced by my friend and my colleague, mr. deutch from florida. h.r. 3304 authorized the president -- authorizes the president of the united s
affects all races, religion and economic group. i am working along with my friend, jim costa, of the victims rights caucus, to make sure that congress deals with this issue, not just october, but every month of the year. domestic violence is never the fault of the victim. it's the fault of the perpetrator. mr. speaker, you never hurt somebody you claim you love. and that's just the way it is. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? -- the gentlewoman, i'm sorry. ms. kaptur: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to include extraneous material into the record. mr. speaker, it's with gratitude but with heavy heart that i on behalf of the people of the united states and our region of ohio in particular extend deepest sympathy to the people of poland on the passing of ex-premiere of poland. during his exceptional and transformative life, he played a will the gentleman yielding role in ushering the first era of liberty that poland had been afforded in modern history. poland has assumed a pivotal
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